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21 Student-Athletes earned Division II Athletics Director Association Academic Achievement Awards.

21 Student-Athletes earned Division II Athletics Director Association Academic Achievement Awards.

Washington, DC- The Division II Athletics Director Association announced the 2018-19 recipients of the ADA Academic Achievement Awards on August 26, 2019.

The Academic Achievement awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes in division II and has been around for the past 12 years. This past year there were 11,660 student-athletes that were nominated, which set the record for the most participation from institutions.

In order for student-athletes to receive this award the Athletics Director must be a current dues paying member, the student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have attended a minimum of two years of college work and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.

This year the University of the District of Columbia had 21 student-athletes earn this Academic achievement. "Academic excellence is one of the cornerstones of our strategic objectives the Equity Imperative of the University. The scholar-athletes embody our goals," said Athletic Director Patricia Thomas.

The 2018-19 Division II ADA Academic Achievement recipients;

  1. Thomas Alvarez (men's soccer)
  2. Elvin Arbaiza (men's soccer)
  3. Paula Avellan (women's tennis)
  4. Shaneika Bowra (women's track & Field)
  5. Mia Boyd (women's basketball)
  6. Joao Augusto (men's soccer)
  7. Alex Cantero (men's soccer)
  8. Estefania Castrillon (women's tennis)
  9. Ryan Dagley (men's soccer)
  10. Temera Duncan (women's track & field)
  11. Desiree Gaeckler (women's basketball)
  12. Dana Harrington (women's basketball)
  13. Danielle Harrington (women's basketball)
  14. Anastasia Khomyachenko (women's tennis)
  15. Tyler Mace (men's lacrosse)
  16. Marija Milic (women's tennis)
  17. Gabriel Paiva (men's soccer)
  18. Simone Parn (women's tennis)
  19. Cierra Roberts (women's track & field)
  20. Alan Singleton (men's lacrosse)
  21. Gabriel Torres (men's soccer)